What Causes Sore Penis?

What Causes Sore Penis?

Sore Penis is a common condition that is present mostly in youngsters between the age ranges of 17 to 30. Sore Penis in majority of the conditions is a benign condition but in some cases it requires medical attention for treatment, especially if it is accompanied by certain other symptoms. Some of the common causes of Sore Penis are:

What Causes Sore Penis?

Sex: This is by far the most common cause of Sore Penis. If an individual is not used to regular sexual intercourse or is participating in sexual intercourse for the first time is prone to having Sore Penis. This is mostly seen in teenagers. Sore Penis can also occur after prolonged sexual intercourse due to the friction for a prolonged period of time. Oral sex does not cause Sore Penis unless it gets injured by the partner’s teeth.

Sore Penis due to sex usually is present in the foreskin but in case if the individual has been circumscribed then the soreness will be felt in the shaft of the penis. Sore Penis is a benign condition and the soreness tends to go away in a matter of a week provided that the individual avoids sexual intercourse for a period of time.

Allergy: Sometimes, allery is also a cause of Sore Penis. This is accompanied by swelling and itching of the penis, especially after using a condom. This signifies that the individual is allergic to latex or the chemicals that are mixed with latex in making of a condom. This type of penis soreness should resolve within a day after removing the condom.

In case if it does not resolve then a consultation with a physician is recommended. If an allergy to latex is proved then a different brand of condom can be used which has less of a latex in it.

Injury or Cut: Sore Penis can also be caused due to a cut or bleeding in the penile area. This is usually caused due to a tear in the frenulum. It is a small string like structure just below the head of the penis. It is a sensitive structure that can get easily damaged during sexual intercourse. It can also get injured when zipping up the pants as well. If the cut or wound does not heal in a week then a consultation with a physician is recommended.

Thrush: Sore Penis can also be caused by a fungal condition known as Thrush. It is caused by Candida Albicans. It is a self limiting condition and tends to resolve with topical antifungal agent. Diabetic individuals are more prone to have Sore Penis as a result of thrush for a longer period of time as the fungus thrives on the sugar that the diabetic individual passes through urine.

Ulcers: In some cases ulcers also cause Sore Penis. Presence of ulcers may be a sign of a more serious infection like syphilis or herpes which are common sexually transmitted infections.

Hygienic Causes: Individuals who do not take care of the genital areas when bathing also tend to have Sore Penis. Not taking care of the penis may lead to inflammation causing Sore Penis.

Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA
Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA
Written, Edited or Reviewed By: Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA Pain Assist Inc. This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer
Last Modified On:August 17, 2018

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